39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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39 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Kihei, Maui
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
6
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
7
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
9
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Page
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
11
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Kihei, Maui

Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kihei trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Kihei is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Kihei, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Kihei: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Lahaina, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

4
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Popular historic sites such as Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific are in your itinerary. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Iolani Palace, trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Honolulu attractions planner .

Getting from Kihei to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

4
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Akaka Falls State Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mauna Kea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Jagger Museum (in Volcano), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Rainbow Falls (in Hilo). There's more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and cruise along Saddle Road.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip planner .

Fly from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. In December in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hilo, Jagger Museum, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Exploratorium and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation maker website .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In December, San Francisco is cooler than Kailua-Kona - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Upper Geyser Basin and Lamar Valley. Escape the urban bustle at Yellowstone National Park and Grand Prismatic Spring. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone--about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trout Lake Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at -5°C and lows at -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. The adventure continues: make a trip to Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Plan trip to New York City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

3
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
You'll explore and learn at Truman Little White House and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, go for a walk through Key West Garden Club, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Key West online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from New York City to Key West by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Key West to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and then relax and rejuvenate at ten thousand waves.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Santa Fe takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Key West to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Key West in December, things will get much colder in Santa Fe: highs are around 8°C and lows about -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore hidden gems such as Walnut Canyon National Monument and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Visiting Oak Creek Canyon and Airport Mesa will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Sedona to Williams to see Bearizona Wildlife Park about 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Sedona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in December, with highs in Sedona at 14°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bearizona Wildlife Park, Walnut Canyon National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

4
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bright Angel Trail and Antelope Canyon. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and River Rafting & Tubing. Change things up with these side-trips from Page: Grand Canyon National Park (Bright Angel Point & Cape Royal). The adventure continues: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Page online attractions planner .

Getting from Sedona to Page by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, Page is a bit cooler than Sedona - with highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and Tunnel View. Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Olmsted Point. Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Page to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Page to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Page in January, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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